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The cold bite of a concrete garden
I plug myself in, drifting away from the now
Who are the ones who live?

~ from 'The City' by St Andrew’s Cathedral School students, Year 9 collaborative poem 

Sparked by lived experiences of the city, Poetry on The Block voices the city’s ever-changing moods through poems created by school students and poets.
 
Supported by the City of Sydney, Poetry on The Block commissioned new poems by Richard James Allen, Joel Davison, Gloria Demillo and Nikki Gemmel who engaged Year 9 and 10 students from St Andrew’s Cathedral High School in a series of poetry workshops in June 2019. 
 
Final poems were visually interpreted by students from Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia interning at Billy Blue Creative.


Read the student poems >

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